SOS Poison App For iPhone And Android

15 May 2011

sosPoisonApp Now I'm not in the habit of reading the Dutch Daily News but it is where I came across news of the SOS Poison app for the iPhone and Android phones too.

So your child comes in from the garden with red juice all around their mouths...

"What have you been eating?" you ask.

"Berries from the garden!" they proudly reply.

"WHICH berries in the garden?!" you question, as panic begins to set in.

Ok, so that's just an example as I'm assuming you would have already identified any unknown berries in your garden and yanked out any poisonous ones.

But posionous berries are only one such hazard which faces young kids who tend to have a bit of a penchant for putting anything and everything in their moutsh; it's important you know how to deal with ingestion of nasty stuff, and have access to reliable information which tells you what to do.

What should you do if your child drinks bleach? Do you know?  Should you make them be sick or have them drink lots of milk?

I'm not sure where I got the milk thing from so please don't store that in your memory banks as a potential course of action!

With the SOS Posion app on your phone you can have all this information at your fingertips, with pictures to identify dodgy plants, wherever you are.

It costs £2.99 and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or directly on your Android phone (or however all that works for you guys); all subsequent updates are free and it's available in English, German, Dutch and French.

It's only been available for a few weeks but one user has already said, "This is an amazing app if ever I've seen one. If you have young children, this is almost a must."

TOPICS:   Child Safety

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